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Martin82 January 23rd, 2011 05:48 AM

Gretsch site states that the body finish is "array". What is that? Thanks

S Macp January 23rd, 2011 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin82 (Post 220839)
Gretsch site states that the body finish is "array". What is that? Thanks

It's a web designer's error, is what it is. I think the new site says that for all guitars.

It's a polyurethane finish.

As for the 5127, it's from a discontinued line - similar to the 5120, but with different pickups.

Martin82 January 23rd, 2011 09:14 AM

Thanks, Sandy

rockabilly-rebel January 23rd, 2011 09:31 AM

Lookin good Martin! - congrats!

Renegade January 23rd, 2011 10:07 AM

Welcome Martin and congrats on the new guitar.

S Macp January 23rd, 2011 01:22 PM

My manners - congratulations, Martin! May you get many hours of enjoyment from it!

Martin82 January 24th, 2011 12:11 AM

What do the first two letters of the guitar's sn (KS) stand for? I imagine the K is for Korea.

araT January 24th, 2011 12:37 AM

The K is for Korea, the S is for the name of the factory, which is the SPG Factory.
The other K is KP, and that would be the Peerless factory :)

Wiley5127 January 24th, 2011 11:16 AM

The 5127 is the baby blue version of the 512X series. Same body as the 5120, but come in assorted colors - (5124 - White, 5125 - Black, 5126 - Silver Sparkle, 5127 - Pale Blue, 5128 - Gold Sparkle, and 5129 - Red) and DeArmond pickups. They discontinued the series. The early ones (like mine) have B7 Bigsbys and pinned adjustable bridges. The later ones use B6 Bigsby with floaters. They finally removed them from the Gretsch product site a few months back since they were not producing them anymore, but if you Google Gretsch g5127 Images, you can see some good shots.

Dave

coolbus18 January 24th, 2011 12:23 PM

Welcome and from one 5120 owner to another--Enjoy !

Martin82 January 24th, 2011 07:16 PM

Thanks. everyone. This is a nice forum. I'm glad i found it.


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